Lets diagnose this Melbourne quadrella and ascertain how hard it was to get, I dont think any of the results were particularly surprising.
Leg 1 - They bet 25/1 the winner Friday, first up from NZ where it had won or run second its last three starts, decent wet form on a bog , career record 4 wins from 14 starts. SP $14 not a hard horse to throw in a quaddie.
Leg 2- Wet tracker close to the best backed horse in the country yesterday., started $2.60
Leg 3 - Won its last three starts, SP $6
Leg 4 - 7/2 the field so open race. Winner, 2nd up after racing first up at 1800m , so was going to improve, 5 starts on heavy for 2 wins and a second. This horse had raced in Group 2 races, if you dig back far enough was beaten 2.1 lengths Homesman and Almandin at 2000m, Was a little harder to find than the others but at $14 in an open race the sort of horse you could easily throw in a quaddie.
I took a quaddie with 72 combinations, 3 x 2 x 3 x 4 and was alive going to the last leg but missed. Upon reflection you could easily make a case why I should have thrown the winner in.
The SP all up was $3300/1 so dividend has plenty of fat in it.